Business in 1888

Over on Google Books is a book titled  Norfolk; the Marine Metropolis of Virginia: And the Sound and River Cities of North Carolina. A Narrative.  Published in 1888,  the book gives short accounts of several cities in Virginia and the coast of NC – Kinston included.

According to author George I. Nowitzky, these were the prominent businesses in Kinston as of 1/1/1888.  Many of these names appear in the newspaper:

Bakers & Confectioners

  • McRae & Bizzell, Queen street

Dentist

  • H.D. Harper, D.D.S., office in Opera House

Drugs, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, etc.

  • R.F. Whitehurst, Queen street
  • Henry Dunn, Queen street
  • John E. Parrot, Queen street

General Merchandise

  • S.H. Abbott, Queen street

Dry Goods, Clothing, Books & Shoes

  • C.W. Burt, Queen street

Hardware, Stoves, Building Material

  • B.W. Canaday, Queen street

Jewelry, Watches & Clocks

  • C. Bailey, Queen street

Manufacturers

  • E.M. Hodges, Wagons & Carts
  • Geo. B. Webb, Carriage Maker and & Undertaker
  • J.C. Hay, Cabinetmaker & Undertaker
  • S.H. Abbott, Bricks & Tiles

Machinery, Engines, Buggies, & Wagons

  • J.W. Granger, Queen street

Navigation Company

  • Neuse & Trent River,  J.M. White, Manager

Restaurant

  • “Mays”, J.D. May, Proprietor

Real Estate & General Auctioneer

  • C.W. Burt, Queen street
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